Another publication! The life of this writer has been so exciting lately. Grab a copy of GRAIN Literary Magazine, issue 42.4. Turn to page 13 and you’ll find my short story, “That Slice of Recklessness is Delicious.” It’s about typewriters (of course). Here’s a scan of the first page of my story to pique your interest:
You can pick up GRAIN in the magazine section of any book shop or book seller!
It was such a pleasure to work with the editors and peeps at GRAIN, they really supported my voice and style. Also, I’ve been trying to crack into GRAIN for about 10 years, so I’m extra excited about this.
Don’t forget to check out my official website for more samples from my published work!
September 22, 2015 | Categories: Christine Estima, creative writing, portfolio, writing | Tags: author, canadian fiction, canadian stories, canadian women writers, canadian writing, Christine Estima, christine estima writer, creative writer, creative writing, fiction, fiction author, GRAIN, GRAIN literary journal, GRAIN literary magazine, journal of eclectic writing, literary journal, literary magazine, new issue, portfolio, prose, prose fiction, publications, published writer, Short story, short story author, typewriter, typewriters, writer, writing, writing portfolio | 3 Comments
I recently wrote an essay about narratives of romance in spoken word and sold it to Palaver Journal, an interdisciplinarian journal based out of the University of North Carolina. I did my Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. FINALLY USING IT.
The basic idea behind the essay is that the practice and process that once were associated with writing love letters is now used almost exclusively in spoken word, as the former is in decline and the latter has risen from its ashes, so to speak. So what once was written is now verbal. What was private is now public.
And don’t forget to check out my all-new ChristineEstima.com for all of my published works and writing samples!
May 8, 2015 | Categories: academic essays, creative writing, masters degree, portfolio, writing | Tags: academic essay, author, creative non fiction, creative writing, editorial, essay, essayist, essays, freelance, freelance writing, freelancer, Interdisciplinary Studies, love letters, op-ed, Palaver, Palaver journal, portfolio, publication, publishing, romance, spoken word, spring 2015, UNCW, University North Carolina Wilmington, writer, writing, writing portfolio | 1 Comment
Check out my latest essay in VICE, all about the scary shit you can find when you Google your family. I remember Kevin Bacon once said in an interview that when you Google yourself, it’s called Google-bating (like masturbating but with Google). Yeah.
See, this is the problem with newspapers putting their archives online. This was a total mindfuck for me. Family secrets! ARABIC FAMILY SECRETS!
Click here or click the above image to read the essay.
You may have noticed this blog is missing from navigation tabs above. I used to have “about me,” “media coverage,” and “writing portfolio” tabs up in the header. If you want to see all the splendiforous things I’ve done, you’ll now have to visit…
There you’ll find an IMPROVED “About Me,” a FANCY-SCHMANCY “Writing Portfolio,” and a SUPER SWAG “Media Coverage.”
Don’t forget to update your links.
Fanks for reading, munchkins.
April 10, 2015 | Categories: Christine Estima, creative writing, portfolio, Vice, writing | Tags: Ash-Shehab, attempted murder, burglary, Canada, Christine Estima, Christine Estima VICE, columnist, creative writing, crime, editorial, Emile Zarbatany, essay, essayist, Family secrets, Google, gun smuggling, Kevin Bacon, Michael Zarbatany, Montreal, op-ed, Ottoman Empire, Quebec, shooting, St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, syria, vice, vice canada, vice magazine, Who Do You Think You Are?, writing, writing portfolio, Zarbatan, Zarbatany | 1 Comment
If you’ve bookmarked this site as christineestima.wordpress.com, it’s time to update your links! I have a whole new website up and running at ChristineEstima.com! It’s my professional, sleek, clean, and fresh-to-death new corner of the internet**. You’ll find details of who I am, my career as a writer and author, my published works, the media coverage I’ve garnered, what others have said about me, recent performances, and yes, a link to this beloved blog of mine.
I started The Spadina Monologues TEN YEARS AGO in April 2005, and while most of my contemporary blogger friends from that time lost interest and abandoned their spaces, I kept mine going with an unusual degree of tenacity. In ten years, a lot has happened! There were First Publications, Artistic Awards, SO . MUCH . GLOBAL. TRAVEL , social media campaigns and amazing parties and experiences, and I somehow managed to keep catching the attention of the media and press. . . and through it all, of course, there was Street Art and Graffiti!
In 10 years, I have travelled to more cities and countries than I can actually remember. 89 stamps on my passport. I have lived in 12 cities around the world. I have had lots of ethereally-beautiful moments, and lots of disappointment … and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
I am still going to keep this blog alive and continue to update it, so do check back often. The updates may be dialled back a bit and perhaps not as frequent as the summer of 2012 when I was blogging THIRTEEN TIMES A DAY (it was New York, gimme a break), but there will be fabulous content nonetheless.
So please update your links and visit the new home of Writer/Author/Purveyor of Awesome Christine Estima!
**Redesign and development by Corbin Smith, whom ya’ll should hire for your web design/development needs
March 27, 2015 | Categories: blogger, book, creative writing, GIFs, media, portfolio, writing | Tags: author, blogger, blogging, blogiversary, Christine Estima, christineestima.com, columnist, corbin smith, creative writing, decade, dot com, essayist, freelance writer, GIF, GIFs, new site design, novel, novelist, online writing portfolio, performer, playwright, spoken word, spoken word artist, website development, website redesign, writer, writing, writing portfolio | Leave a comment
If you missed it, here’s my VICE essay from last week about my bushy fucking demon-eyebrows.
Like last week, my essay is one of the most popular on the Vice network.
Fanks for reading, munchkins!
March 5, 2015 | Categories: acting, audition, Christine Estima, clusterfuck, creative writing, First Dates, portfolio, Vice, When Women Rule The World, writing | Tags: Big Brother, Channel 4, charlatan, Christine Estima, Christine Estima VICE, con, con artist, creative writing, essay, First Dates, Geordie Shore, hustler, Jane Goody, most popular, op-ed, portfolio, reality TV, reality tv shows, The Only Way Is Essex, vice, vice canada, vice magazine, vice studios canada inc, When Women Rule The World, writing, writing portfolio | 3 Comments
I have had so many interactions with people lately based solely on the furry situation happening north of my eyes that I thought I’d write an entire think-piece on it. I sold it to Vice because, as you know, they love a good eyebrow think-piece. I mean, who doesn’t? Amirite? Click on the above image, or click here to read it.
I’ve been reading Vice since 1998 and am a long-time subscriber, so it’s nice to be included in their canon. Back then the only place in Toronto you could get Vice was in the entryway to Suspect Video at the first of the month, and you had to scramble because everyone was snatching them up. When I was living in London, I found a record shop on D’Arblay Street in Soho that stocked Vice waaay in the back, so you wouldn’t know they had it unless you were a regular.
I remember years ago reading this particular Don’t from their Do’s & Don’ts section and pissing myself with laughter. Satire at its finest!
You laughed. Admit it.
Looks like Buzzfeed got wind of it.
And it was one of the Most Popular articles on Vice too. Not too shabby.
I’m getting lotsa great comments from women on this piece … and lotsa “fuck-your-eyebrows-and-fuck-you” comments from aggro white dudebros.
February 26, 2015 | Categories: academic essays, Christine Estima, creative writing, portfolio, Vice, writing | Tags: beyonce, brow game tight, buzzfeed, Calvin Klein, Christine Estima, Christine Estima VICE, d'arblay street, Daniel Yon, do's and don'ts, essay, ethnicity, exoticism, eyebrow extensions, eyebrows, fashion, hail hydra, heroin chic, hydra, identity, Jessica Myers, Kim Kardashian, London, magazine, mixed ethnicity, personal essay, publishing, Quebec, Shakira, soho, Toronto, trends, vice, vice canada, Vice do's and don'ts, vice magazine, vice studios canada inc, viral, writing, writing portfolio, York University | 6 Comments